Bats Stay Strong in Win over Widener

Brooks Warrenfeltz
Brooks Warrenfeltz

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College baseball team started its final Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth series off on the right foot with an 8-5 over Widener. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Nathan Kessler and Brooks Warrenfeltz each had three hits and two RBIs in the game. Kessler reached base a fourth time via a walk. 
  • Drake Friend, Dylan Johnson and Jordan Patterson finished with two hits apiece. 
  • A day after scoring 15 runs, the Blazers put up eight more, which was more than enough for Travis Schweizer, who improved to 8-1. He went seven innings and allowed four runs - all in the fifth inning. He struck out three and walked one. 
  • Jordan Patterson pitched the final 1.2 innings for his sixth save of the year. 

How it Happened

  • Hood (19-17, 9-10) scored once in the first on a RBI single from Warrenfeltz that drove in Patterson. 
  • Four more runs came home in the second inning as the Blazers took a 5-0 lead. Friend led off with a single and Quinn Fulton reached on an error to put two runners on. After Cam Esposito was hit by a pitch to load the bases, a two-run single by Kessler made it a 3-0 lead. Greenberg walked with one out to again load the bases and Warrenfeltz followed with a two-run single for the five-run edge. 
  • Schweizer cruised through the first four innings, allowing just two hits, but the Pride scored four in the fifth to pull within a run. A bases loaded triple by Greg McDonough got Widener (23-12, 11-8) on the board and he later scored the fourth run. 
  • The score held until the eighth when Hood got some breathing room. Warrenfeltz reached on an error with one out and Johnson followed with a single. Wayne Baldwin walked to load the bases before a wild pitch brought in a run to make it 6-4. Friend and Fulton added RBIs before the end of the inning for a four-run advantage. 
  • The Pride pushed one run across in the ninth, but Patterson forced a 643 double play to end the game. 

Notes

  • McDonough and Stephen DeBellis had two hits apiece for Widener. 
  • Kyle McKelvy took the loss. He allowed five runs on 12 hits and three walks over six innings. 
  • The win clinched at least a .500 regular season record for Hood for the first time in the program's three-year history. 

Up Next

The two teams square off again on Saturday, April 29 in the final conference games of the year for both teams. 

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